Police are investigating threats against Juárez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz, who moved his family to El Paso for safety, El Paso police Detective Carlos Carrillo said Monday. “We received information that the Juárez mayor lives in El Paso, and that possibly they were going to come to El Paso to get him,” Carrillo said. “He has not asked us for our help, but it’s our duty to protect any resident of our city who may be under threat.”
It is worrying enough that drug cartels are targeting government officials, but it would seem they can now run local governments out of town, literally. Equally concerning is that, in this case, the mayor fled to the US potentially bringing his problems with him. Will we see Mexican mayors governing from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in the future? Will governors of border states govern from Mexico City? The fall of Mexico continues.